Jasmine is a shrub of the genus Jasminum, with about 300 species, (Family: Oleaceae.), native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World, and widely cultivated. The majority of species grow as climbers on other plants or on structures.
Jasmine flowers are mostly white, with some yellow flowered species. They are often sweetly and strongly scented. They are much grown for their flowers, to be enjoyed in the garden, as house plants, and for cut flowers. The flowers are worn by women in their hair in southern and southeast Asia.
Jasmine flowers are also used to make tea, which typically has a green tea base. Many types yield an essential oil, which is used in the production of perfumes.
Jasmine (sometimes in its original Persian form, Yasmin) is often used as a girl's name.
Jasmine is also the title of a 1989 novel by Bharati Mukherjee; see Jasmine (novel).
- Jasmine is also the name of a character in the television series Angel; see Jasmine (Angel).
Jasmine is also the name of a Quebec police television show; see Jasmine (television) .